Putland, Alec

Richardson, G, Stapley, P, Wickenden, J & Putland, A

Richardson, G, Stapley, P, Wickenden, J & Putland, A

Alec Putland

Rank: Private

Regiment: 11th Battalion (Southdowns), Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr Charles Frederick & Mrs Amelia Putland

Wife: Mrs Emily Ivy Putland

Address: 66 Susans Road, Eastbourne

Other Info: At the Front. According to CWGC, Alec died aged 35 on 1st August 1918. He is remembered at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial on Panel 20.

Published: August 1917

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Mockford, Jesse Allen

Coombs & Mockford

Coombs & Mockford

Jesse Allen Mockford

Rank: Private

Regiment: 11th Battalion (Southdowns), Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr William & Rosina Elizabeth Mockford (formerly Coombs)

Sister: Mrs E Elliott

Brothers: Francis Marshall Coombs & Cecil L Mockford

Address: 21 Carlton Road, Eastbourne

Other Info: At the Front. According to CWGC, Jesse died aged 19 on 31st July 1917. He is remembered at Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, grave reference I.A.44.

Published:  June 1917

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Mockford, Cecil L

Coombs & Mockford

Coombs & Mockford

Cecil L Mockford

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr William & Rosina Elizabeth Mockford (formerly Coombs)

Sister: Mrs E Elliott

Brothers: Francis Marshall Coombs & Jesse Allen Mockford

Address: 21 Carlton Road, Eastbourne

Other Info: At the Front. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published:  June 1917

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Coombs, Francis Marshall

Coombs & Mockford

Coombs & Mockford

Francis Marshall Coombs

Rank: Private

Regiment: 12th Battalion (Southdowns), Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr Marshall James Coombs & Rosina Elizabeth Mockford (formerly Coombs)

Sister: Mrs E Elliott

Brothers: Cecil L Mockford & Jesse Allen Mockford

Address: 21 Carlton Road, Eastbourne

Other Info: Missing since 30th June 1916, now reported killed on that date. According to CWGC, Francis died aged 21 on 30th June 1916 and is remembered at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, grave reference XXXI.D.1

Published:  June 1917

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Griffith, F

Rowe, William, Waters, Edmund, Selmes Parks, W J & Griffith,

Rowe, William, Waters, Edmund, Selmes Parks, W J & Griffith,

F Griffith

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves

Ship: HMS Iron Duke

Address: Eastbourne

Other Info: We have been afloat on this ship over 10 weeks. Shall we have Christmas at home? We are having the time of our lives, and are waiting to train our 13.5’s on the German Fleet. Can they face us?

Published: October 1914

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Bignell, Charles Henry

Charles Henry Bignell

Charles Henry Bignell

Charles Henry Bignell

Rank: Private

Regiment: 11th Battalion (Southdowns), Royal Sussex Regiment

Address: Eastbourne

Other Info: Died of wounds. According to CWGC, Charles died on 3rd September 1916. He is remembered at Acheux British Cemetery, grave reference Plot 1, Row A, grave 20.

Additional name and home town info from the Royal Sussex – Southdowns website.

Published: October 1916

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Marsham, Horace William

Horace William Marsham

Horace William Marsham

Horace William Marsham

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Queen Mary

Parents: Mr Harry & Mrs France Rowena Marsham

Address: 6 Brodrick Road, Hampden Park, Eastbourne

Sent by: Miss Huggett, Strood Road, Silverhill.

Other Info: Lost his Life in the Battle of Jutland. Horace was aboard HMS Queen Mary when she was sunk in the action off Jutland on 31st May 1915.

According to CWGC, Horace was 19 when he died. He is remembered at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial on panel 13.

Published: September 1916

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Foard, F

F Foard

F Foard

F Foard

Regiment: Royal Navy

Wife: Mrs Foard

Address: 43 Sidley Road, Eastbourne

Other Info: Formerly of Hastings

Published: September 1916

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Brockwell, William James

Brockwell & Beal

Brockwell & Beal

William James Brockwell

Rank: First Class Petty Officer

Ship: HMS Aboukir

Sister-in-Law: Mrs Brockwell

Brother: A Brockwell

Brothers-in-Law: Edgar Beal, J Beal, E Beal, Harry Beal & Albert Beal

Address: Eastbourne

Other Info: Lost his life on HMS Aboukir when it was sunk, along with sister ships HMS Hogue and HMS Cressy, by German submarine U-9 on 22nd September 1914. He was one of 1,459 seamen lost in the incident. William is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial, on panel 4.

Published: June 1916

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Metcalf, F

Knight & Metcalf

Knight & Metcalf

F Metcalf

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Father: Mr F Metcalf

Cousins: E Knight & A Knight

Address: Eastbourne

Other Info: For Foreign Service

Published: March 1916

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